The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die: Part 1 

Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Kristoffer Tabori ...
Tim Richie
Whitney Cox
George Loros ...
Eddie Lo Presti
Ronny Martz
Stanley Brock ...
Bernie Seldon
Leigh Christian ...
Diane Bjornstrom
Alain Florio (as Jean Paul Vignon)
Fred Carney ...
Mitchell Robinson
Jan Teige ...
Julie Immelman (as Jan Marie Teige)
Laura Teige ...
Jody Immelman (as Laura Lee Teige)
Alan Chappuis ...
Honore Florio


Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.

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19 October 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
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Another episode of "Rockford" that presages "The Sopranos"
31 March 2006 | by (South Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

David Chase shows in this episode some of the themes that he would use in "The Sopranos". In particular in this episode, Rocky is addicted to watching TV news that continually shows bad news, not unlike Livia Soprano.

The episode also brings back George Loros (who also appeared in "The Sopranos") who had been in two earlier episodes as a New Jersey hit man. This time, he plays a good guy, one of Rockford's seemingly endless group of friends who were in San Quentin with him.

The mob plays a role in this two-parter, although just tangentially and the mobster is supposedly a Jewish man involved in the record business, not unlike Hesh (Jerry Adler) from "The Sopranos".

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